6 Protein Packed Indian Food Recipes For Vegetarians


Looking for some protein packed vegetarian dishes to include in everyday diet? We’ve got for you best Indian food recipes that are a great source for protein. The good news is these Indian food recipes are not only loaded with protein but 100% vegetarian as well. Also, they are gluten-free as well.

You can make these dishes for lunch or dinner and enjoy a bowlful of them on its own. Or serve them with basmati rice or Indian flatbread like paratha/chapati for a wholesome meal. The best part about these high-protein Indian food recipes is they taste extremely delicious as well.

Here are 6 Protein Packed Indian Food Recipes:

1) Dal Makhani:

The renowned dal makhani is an excellent source of protein. Why? Because it is packed with the goodness of three high protein lentils. Few basic everyday ingredients are enough to stir up a delicious Punjabi dal makhani at home. A bowl full of dal makhani is sufficient to meet your everyday protein requirements.

2) Healthy Palak Chana Dal:

Spinach and chana dal both are the powerhouse of protein. Combining these two into a single dish is definitely a smart idea to include the right amount of protein in our everyday diet. Palak Chana Dal is one of the easiest and tasty protein loaded vegetarian recipe.

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3) Soya Chaap Butter Masala:

Soya Chaap Tikka Masala is the gluten-free version of the famous chicken tikka masala. Or you can say it is the vegetarian tikka masala. The Indian vegetarian recipes like soya chaap tikka masala are worth all the effort for only one reason – they are rich in protein. For anyone who is a vegetarian, curry lover and is bored of paneer tikka masala – this is a must try recipe.

4) Rajma Masala:

Punjabi Rajma Masala is one of the delicious and most popular Indian curry recipes. The red kidney beans (rajma) cooked in a rich tomato based gravy and served with steamed rice, called as rajma chawal. The red beans are packed with loads of protein and are perfect for vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan food lovers.

5) Matar Paneer:

Dhaba Style Matar Paneer is a delicious Indian curry loaded with dhaba and restaurant like flavors. This decadent looking matar paneer is 100% gluten-free and vegetarian. The cottage cheese aka paneer is an excellent source of protein for the vegetarian and can be easily transformed into delicious curries such as this restaurant style matar paneer.

6) Chana Masala:

Punjabi Style Chana Masala is a delicious Indian chickpea curry that happens to be vegan and gluten-free. It is just perfect to dip deep-fried bread, rice or even the tandoor-baked parathas.Chickpeas are a great source of protein and can be included in everyday diet in the form of Indian curry.

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